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Making a Difference—with Lemonade and a Smile

For Sam Cohen and his friend Lars Clausen, much of their past week in school was spent worrying about what was happening to children like themselves in Nepal.

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JDC Responds: Team in Kathmandu, Packing Aid Supplies in NY

JDC helped facilitate the delivery of two critically needed neonatal incubators, and is concurrently working with the Afya Foundation to pack and ship humanitarian and medical supplies to a Kathmandu hospital.

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The World Needs to Know That We Care

Hear from philanthropist Steve Silverman: "Why do I do this? I do this because at the heart, JDC is about our Jewish heritage."

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JDC Joins World Bank's Faith2EndPoverty Initiative

JDC joins the World Bank and the faith community to end poverty by 2030.

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Belarus: Beyond Black and White

The story of Belarus blends a rich Jewish history, tragedy, and revival. Join us on the upcoming Ambassadors Mission to Belarus and Lithuania from June 19-26.

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Celebrating Transformative Educational Seminars in Romania

Tags: Education

Explore how 10 Bereshit seminars — a bright spot during a troubling time for Europe’s Jews — have fostered creativity and connection in Romania's Jewish community.

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Keeping Passover Spirit Alive in Ukraine

Learn how JDC is coordinating Seders and community Passover events throughout Ukraine in the face of a humanitarian crisis that has displaced thousands of Jews.

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JDC Global Kitchen: Passover Recipes 2015

Explore the rich culinary heritage of Jews around the world, with eight holiday recipes from France, Greece, Poland, and Ukraine.

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Q&A: Masha Shumatskaya

When the daily shelling began to be too much to bear last June, 23-year-old Masha Shumatskaya packed up her belongings and left her hometown of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine for the safety of Kharkov.

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From the CEO: Remembering Morris Wyszogrod

By: Alan H. Gill

The JDC family throughout the world mourns the passing in Israel of Morris Wyszogrod (z”l), who was a true force for good in JDC’s global mission since World War II.

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Hope Amid Struggle in Georgia

By: Rebecca Neuwirth

– Director of Strategic Engagement & Senior Development Officer

What first struck me in Georgia was the incredible mixture of folklore and modernity, side-by-side. It was evident in the architecture, predominantly old structures – Orthodox churches, and stone buildings – nestled into the mountainous landscape. But at odd intervals in Tbilisi, the capital city, I’d come across a super-modern building – all glass and impossible shapes, rivaling the latest sensation in Bilbao or New York.

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In Battle-Scarred Ukraine, Purim An Incongruous Sight

This Purim JDC staff and community members in and near the war zone in the east of the country will celebrate the holiday despite the hardships visited upon them recently by the conflict.

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Polish Oscar-Winning Movie Sparks Interest in Jewish Issues

Last week, "Ida," a movie about a young woman training to be a nun who shockingly discovers her Jewish roots, won an Oscar in the Best Foreign Language Film category.

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Silence Speaks Loudly in Cuba

There was no way of knowing when we planned JDC's Board and Ambassadors trip to Cuba in fall 2014 that it would come at such an historic time in Cuban-U.S. relations.

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A Wide Lens on Women's Education in Djerba

Tags: Education

JDC’s investment in education for women in the ancient Jewish community on the island of Djerba is a crucible for the Jewish community development opportunities that arise among the world's most far-flung Jewish communities.

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At Tu B'Shvat Celebration in Bulgaria, Togetherness and Tradition

Those who attended said it was very emotional to see four generations of Bulgarian Jews onstage together, reciting the prayers and singing songs in Ladino.

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Dispatch: On the Ground in Eastern Ukraine

Read reflections from JDC's Vice President Jacky Schimmel, just back from a field visit to war-torn eastern Ukraine.

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In Donetsk Under Fire, Caring For Those Who Remain

Since violence erupted in Ukraine last year, many caretakers and volunteers working for JDC's Hesed social welfare center network have risked their lives treating thousands of homebound and frail elderly around Ukraine.

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In Eastern Ukraine, Fostering Hope

As Ukraine’s crisis continues, marked this past weekend by dozens of deaths in the Black Sea coast city of Mariupol, JDC doubled down on its efforts to care for the most vulnerable Jews still living in the conflict-laden eastern part of the country.

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Nous Sommes Juifs

JDC stands together with the hundreds of thousands of people, including world leaders, who gathered in Paris to stand up to terror.

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